Ahead of September when President Muhammadu Buhari said he would name his Ministers, he has begun the formation of his cabinet, as he appointed the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the his Chief of Staff among others.
This was made known in a statement signed by the media aide, Femi Adesina on Thursday, August 27, 2015.
According to the statement, the President confirmed the following appointments; Engr. Babachir David Lawal – Secretary to the Government of the Federation; Alhaji Abba Kyari – Chief of Staff to the President; Col. Hameed Ibrahim Ali (rtd.) – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Customs Service; Kure Martin Abeshi – Comptroller-General, Nigerian Immigration Service; Senator Ita S.J. Enang – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate); Hon. Suleiman A. Kawu – SSA to the President on National Assembly Matters (House of Representatives);
The appointments are said to be effective from August 27, 2015.
The new Secretary to the Government of the Federation hails from Hong Local Government Area, Adamawa State. He graduated from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1979 with a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and worked with the Delta Steel Company, Aladja, Nigerian External Telecommunications Limited and Data Sciences Limited before establishing his own ICT and Telecommunications consulting firm in 1990.
He is also a member of the Nigeria Computer Society, the Nigeria Society of Engineers and the Council for the Regulation of Engineering in Nigeria.
Alhaji Abba Kyari, the new Chief of Staff to the President holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees from the University of Cambridge and the University of Warwick in Law and Sociology. He has worked with the New Nigeria Development Company, New Africa Holdings, African International Bank, United Bank for Africa, Unilever, and Mobil in various capacities over the years.
The new Comptroller-General of Customs, Col. Ali holds Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Criminology. He was military administrator of Kaduna State from 1996 to 1998.
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